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Summer School Spanish III Teacher: GSL in Costa Rica

Position Type Teacher
Start 06/20/2019
School Name Lakeside School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 11/30/2018

Are you looking for a stimulating summer teaching opportunity—one that will allow you to be part of a growing program, teach a dynamic and exceptional curriculum, work with other talented educators, and work on a beautiful campus that is rich in history and technology?

Lakeside School’s Summer School Programs is currently recruiting for a Spanish III teacher. Lakeside Summer School offers for-credit and skill-building courses for students entering grades 9-12. This is a graded course, and students will earn one year of credit for the course. There will be about three hours of homework assigned each day during the on-campus portion of the course, and more flexible interactive homework assignments during the travel component. The position will be part time. The Lakeside campus portion of the class will run June 24 – July 5, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with one additional hour per day of office hours. The Global Service Learning travel component will run July 7- July 29. There will be a final week of on-campus instruction July 30-August 2, with one additional hour per day of office hours. There will also be a mandatory Summer School orientation on Thursday, June 20.

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Specific Course Responsibilities:

  • Create the curriculum for this course
  • Create organized and engaging lesson plans for each day
  • Supervise and instruct students during class time
  • Provide individual support to students needing additional instruction
  • Provide grades and written comments at the end of the course for each student

GSL Responsibilities (responsibilities may be divided among the GSL trip leaders):

  • Attend leader training, pre-trip meetings such as the medical meeting and trip logistics meeting
  • Travel with students and co-leaders to/from Seattle to host country service site and reside in the community with the group (obligatory)
  • Oversee all aspects of the program on site (travel logistics, home-stay arrangements, and program activities), pre-trip curriculum, and language training (if applicable); service work with the partner organization; students health and safety; planning and overseeing daily reflection and curricular meetings
  • Maintain financial records of expenses incurred during the trip
  • Evaluate the project, submit written comments on students, and turn in all receipts and a budget report within two weeks of return

Qualifications Include:

  • A bachelor’s degree, master’s degree preferred, in Spanish, education, or a related field
  • Teaching experience with high-school level students
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience in working with a wide range of learning styles
  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check
  • Wilderness First Aid certification (sponsored by Lakeside)

Personal Attributes:

  • Excellent communication and human relation skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive and collaborative attitude
  • Sense of humor and enthusiasm

Compensation and Benefits

The stipend for this position is $7,500. Lunch is included during the Lakeside on-campus component of the course. The course will only run if enough students register. Enrollment will remain open until June 1. If the number of students enrolled is too small on June 1, the course will not run, and, therefore, the stipend will not be paid. All GSL-related expenses are paid for by Lakeside School.

Application Process

Interested candidates should visit Lakeside’s website,, to apply online. To access the employment page, select the “about us” button on the home page. The application process will remain open until a qualified candidate has accepted an offer. Applicants being considered will be interviewed. Phone or Skype interviews are acceptable for candidates who are not local. For additional questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Kat Yorks, Director of Summer School Programs, by e-mail,, or by phone, 206-440-2701. PLEASE DO NOT SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO KAT YORKS’S E-MAIL. Application materials need to be posted online.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to diversify its workplace.

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